Back From Boston, Memphian Reacts To Blasts

Back From Boston, Memphian Reacts To Blasts

When the bombs started going off in Downtown Boston, Memphian Angie Zingus was just blocks away.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - When the bombs started going off in downtown Boston, Memphian Angie Zingus was just blocks away.

"I heard a loud boom," Zingus said Monday night at Memphis International Airport, just hours after she completed the Boston Marathon.

"It didn't sound like a gun shot, then I heard a second one," she added. "It was just massive hysteria."

Zingus says she was in a van headed to the airport when the bombs started exploding. Zingus said she and her taxi driver initially thought a transformer exploded, but with the second blast, Zingus said she knew it was more serious.

"Just that mass hysteria, just people going, what's going on? When is the next one going to go off?" she said.

According to Zingus, people started streaming from the scene, the look on their faces telling her everything.

"To a much smaller scale, I don't want to downplay this, probably how the bombings were in New York, or the Olympics in 1996," she said.

Eventually out of harm's way, Zingus was able to call her mom and tell her she was ok.

"It was just a wonderful town and I just feel so bad for the people there," she said.

On the flight back from Boston, Zingus reflected on all she had witnessed.

"I'm so happy to be back," she said.

Zingus said what made the tragedy harder was the hospitality Bostonians poured on her through the race weekend.
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